DIY Towel Rug, HOW TO MAKE A RUG
How To Make A Cozy DIY Towel Rug
Do it yourself towel rug – Everyone is used to having a lot of towels sitting in their closets, perhaps, they are a little ragged, have edges that are unraveling, or losing their original color. This happens in almost every home, but you just don’t want to get rid of these towels. I am guilty of it. I just can’t throw them out. Here’s a eco-friendly way to use those old towels. I have a splendid idea, and if you are in the market for a new bathroom rug. Here’s the solution, take a few hours minutes out of your busy day and make your very own bath rug out of old towels. The feeling of a job well done is so satisfying when you are done.
Upcycle these towels. Here’s an excellent video from HGTV Handmade It walks you through taking old bath towels and turning them into a cute area rug. You can get creative with this depending on type and color of towels. This beautiful area rug could be an excellent addition to your home.
Check out these easy to follow instructions:
Cut several one-inch strips.
Alternate the strips by color and sew the three ends together.
Braid the three strips, while folding the ends under to hide the edges.
Next, sew three more pieces to the end of the braid.
Then, braid the next set of strips.
Repeat the steps until you have sewn all the strips and made one long braid.
To sew the rug together, you shape and coil it to create a circular rug
In the end, sew the ends together, and you have a beautiful rug!
or another method
old towels (bath towel, beach towel, even old t-shirts work as well)
rubber gridded mat (I found some on Amazon.com)
Wash towels first.
Using scissors and cut the towels (the width of it, not by its length) into 3/4 inch strips. Make the strips 5-6 inches in length.
To complete the rug, thread the strips through the gridded mat and tie them into knots. Thread every square. Keep doing this until the entire mat is covered.